Saturday, March 31, 2007
I'm so sorry, I have been remiss in providing eye candy! Too busy knitting, yeah, I'll blame it on that. I finally scanned Watermelon and Emerald City playing together. Here you go, yummy stuff that Lisa Souza sock yarn, she always gets me with her colours.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Whenever I come into contact with Lisa Souza's handpainted yarns, I have an uncontrollable urge to knit. Not just one colour at a time mind you, oh no, I have to combine them. 2 eye-popping colours together, being subtle just doesn't work for me. Mosaic knitting is one of my favourite techniques, here is Sapphire and Earth Birth together in all their glory. Hot, sssssssss.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
I'm finished my cabled Bolero by Norah Gaughan. I changed the pattern. It was going to be a bizarre shape, too big and just plain weird, even in the small size with a finished measurement of 36". So, instead of following the diagram, I made up a new one. The sleeves became triangles instead of pentagons.
I picked up 29 sts from #3 pentagon, 28 sts from #2 pentagon and then 29 sts from #9 pentagon for the right sleeve, worked back and forth to row #12, then worked even (no more decreases) and followed the directions for cabling according to the magazine instructions until the final decrease row for the small size. Did the decrease row and made the sleeve nice and long to my wrist. I did the same thing for the left sleeve. I've provided a diagram with arrows to show you my fix. It is drying on my sweater rack, I'll take a photo soon. Now it looks like a bolero...and it fits.